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Saranac Harvest Ale - Matt Brewing Company

Saranac Harvest Ale
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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 16.18%


Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Utica_Brew_Review on 08-21-2013)
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed golden straw color with a one finger white head. The head fades rather rapidly leaving some spotty foam on the surface of the brew and a decent lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is a mix of some grainy wheat and bread smells and a bit of of a lemon and grass aroma. Mixed with these aromas is a little bit of caramel and an orange sweetness giving the brew an overall aroma that is of a slightly grainy bready smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a grainy wheat and lightly sweetened taste of a citrus nature of lemon and orange. The sweetness begins fading with the flavor taking on a slightly more bitter and sour flavor as the taste moves on. Other grassy flavors then come to the tongue with a little bit of the sweetness of caramel coming back to the tongue, leaving a decently wheaty taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are rather appropriate for the style and make for an easy drinking brew overall.

Overall – A decent brew but more summer like then fall like overall. Rather refreshing wheat beer with a decent sweetness but yet still crispness.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 01:43:38 | More by Darkmagus82
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Saranac Harvest Ale from Matt Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.